Growing up in poverty means facing a myriad of challenges that threaten a child’s well-being, education, and future opportunities. In the UK alone, the stark reality of poverty casts a long shadow over the lives of nearly five million children. These children find themselves trapped in a cycle of deprivation, where access to basic necessities and a stable environment are often luxuries.
Goods For Good now has a stunning new website! Designed and built by the mighty team of Ducks at Cyber Duck, we are incredibly grateful for the generosity, professionalism and hard work that has gone into launching our new website. This is an exciting milestone for the charity, providing us with a platform to better communicate our cause, reach more people, and ultimately bringing hope and comfort to people living in extreme poverty.
Goods for Good is today announcing a new campaign to urge people to donate goods to our eBay shop, to help us raise funds and keep our vital work going. The initiative, Labels For Good, is being set up in response to an overwhelming need for our services and as a way to contribute to sustainability efforts in fashion.
Children in hospital are having a really difficult time at the moment. Hospital play rooms are shut or restricted, visitors aren’t allowed in and nurses and play teams have told us they are desperate for toys. That's why we’ve teamed up with Camp Simcha to collect new toys for children in hospital this holiday season.
Following feedback from our recent Volunteer Survey, we have worked hard to understand the experiences of our volunteers, both past and present. And with their help we have focused on how we can improve the recruitment, engagement and development of our volunteers.
National Volunteering Week is a week in which we celebrate volunteers and say thank you to them for the contribution they make. In this short blog David talks about how he came to volunteer with Goods For Good and why, for him, it's been a life-changing experience.
Every year JVN celebrates volunteers and the amazing work they do presenting several awards to some of the community’s most outstanding volunteers. The JVN Volunteering Awards have been held annually since 2014 with this year's event being held last night (Tuesday 2nd March).
I have been volunteering with Northern Lights Aid for over six months now, and Kavala has become a second home for me. I came out for just two weeks at first, but the joy, compassion and strength I witnessed, caused me to abandon any plans to return home.
Tony Kerstein, a young at heart 75-year-old volunteer at Goods for Good, tells us about the charity work that keeps him active and happy.